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May 3, 2014 6:00pm EDT
to be interviewed, and president obama and clinton, who agreed to be interviewed for that. thank you very much. [applause] i want to talk for a minute just about the state of play. i want to thank my family. my wife, denise. i sons, jack, jim, and ryan for all of their help and support, particularly for this last year but for the last wendy five. -- 25. i want to thank our washington bureau and their commitment to journalism in washington and around the world. it allows us to keep doing work that allows is -- needs to be done. colleagueshank my lesley clark and david goldstein because they have basically covered it well i turned this job into a full-time job and they have done all the briefings and travel i have not been able to do and i could not have done it without them. i want to thank this lord. board.rd -- this our board is a collection of the most terrific people you ever see. they had a pool issue trying to certain country and three or four members on the other side of the planet and some of us here working around the clock with the white house and they keep the wheels going so we can
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May 3, 2014 4:59pm EDT
presidents, the clintons, sarah palin, cheney. he helps people book book deals, tv shows. he is really sort of a fixer. he has cornered the market on helping people and broadcast media, people in the white house, people all over sort of cash in on their post-public life. >> here is what rob bernette looks like. >> we have a strong business department that does business deals and acquisition and structuring. then we have things like i do of publishing. i represent, i think you know, about 300 the television news correspondents and their contracts. i also represent the ex-politicians that come on. i present a lot of corporate executives. i get a lot of media relations things, criminal investigations. my own practice is generally described like that. >> he works by the hour. if you hire him, you pay him a lot instead of a cut of your book. did you ever think about going to him as an agent? >> no, i could not write about him if i did. i think bob has been very successful in going to people who have $10 million book deals, because when you look at the hours and rates, it will come to a lot less
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May 3, 2014 2:56pm EDT
in the clinton administration, had first laid out. this was quite a tough memo, and immediately created an enormous backlash by the corporate lobby, the white-collar defense bar, and that the prosecutors's implemented this memo from larry thompson, who was quite tough on corporate criminals, they overreached and it started to get rolled back over the decade, and that is one of the problems with how they lost these tools in learning how to investigate and prosecute crimes. host: when you say overreach, is it because they showed too much teeth in the matter? guest: yes, one of the seminal cases, well there were 2, 1 is arthur anderson. arthur andersen was the accounting firm that enabled and run, and it was a recidivist firm. it had health accounting fraudsters like waste management and sunbeam and had settled for notional amounts of money, almost the cost of doing business. in fact, they even thought of it as a cost of doing business, which is completely anathema to preventing corporate crime. intron, arthurof andersen partners destroyed documents, and the department of justice felt it h
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May 3, 2014 2:35pm EDT
clinton t relates it a minimum wage proposal similar to the one we're considering today. here's what he wrote: "your entire economic team believes that this approach is too aggressive and are concerned that it could approve damaging to employment prospects of low-skilled workers, as well as to the general microeconomic performance of our economy." bue memo noted there was a plus side to supporting the proposal. it would unify the liberal wing of the democratic party. well, today feels like deja vu all over again because even though our constituents keep telling us that they expect washington to focus on jobs, that's clearly not what they're getting from the senate. instead senate democrats are pushing legislation today that would cost as many as a million jobs in this country, legislation that the left flank of their party demands. that's their response to the pleas of our constituents to do something about jobs. the proposal that nonpartisan analysts tells us could cost jobs. these are the same washington democrats who have been at the helm of our economy for five and a half years, the
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May 3, 2014 11:10am EDT
to be president. i think the country is ready. my colleague just wrote a book on hillary clinton. i asked him if she is running and what his take was. he said the question is not whether she is running. the question is whether she will stop running. [laughter] she is essentially running for president now. that gets into the big challenge for her, which is what dog her in 2008. she does best when she is the underdog. if she has the front runner status and is walking into it like it is a coronation, that could hurt her. i think it will be interesting to see what issues she grabs onto and tries to frame to try to capture the underdog status. last week she was at a speaking engagement. she said something along the lines of don't discount older women, we are not senile. i think that is one way she could be trying to find that kind of issue. laro was just talking about the demographic challenges for older , that would be a way for democrats to be able to grab onto that demographic group. asked -- >> is there anyone that could be her? >> in a primary, i think the answer is no. i would not rule out t
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May 3, 2014 2:00am EDT
. longtime friend of the clintons, no reference to democrat or democratic party in a state that is increasingly republican. i do not think any state has turned so sharply republican in recent times as arkansas, unless maybe west virginia for some of the same reasons. that ad was heavily criticized by democratic media advertising specialists, privately, not publicly. sophisticates perhaps are turned r said.what pryo you have to remember the arkansas electorate. in recent elections in the white evangelical christians have been close to 60% of the turnout. actually of appeal can make a difference. it is an emotional appeal but in heor's sense reveals what considers to be important or tries to sell that idea. up, aone poll has him long way between now and november. we will cover all the campaigns on the c-span network. steve from austin, texas, good morning. caller: good morning, thank you. rayburn,sk you, sam years ago, when he retired from sticker of the house he only had a few thousand dollars in his checking account. these guys are retiring as millionaires. are these guys a
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 12:00am EDT
seized by another country. would moscow show restraint week after week. how would president clinton responded parts of this country were seized to request to remove his army from those parts of the country. there is some irony in russian demand given the manner in which it would deal with separatism within its borders. it has been 63 days since russia began its campaign to annex crimea. the ukrainian government has chosen peace day after day. russia, day after day, has chosen to pursue more territory. consider the following facts. it stopped almost all train movements. that is an illegal act. it is an illegal act. for russian activists beat up to journalists near the administration building. we can go on and on about the illegal acts. 32 buildings are under occupation. we have seen dozens of officials legally detained. and the group of eight monitors objected in direct defiance. alongside all this action, we have heard the russian federation building its case for intervention. we were not even part in the ukraine in the good old days. invoking article 51 and self-defense as activate
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
today in moscow and also here in the u.s., we seem to be falling behind. during the first clinton administration, i recall that we had a bit of a debate. would it make sense to invite nato and russia to become over time a member of nato? recall, 12-13 years ago around 2001, that question was raised again. obviously the russian's response was we are not interested in being a member of nato, we are interested in the change a relationship. russia went further and came back to us more recently with a whole new concept for the relationship between the west and russia for european security. some of the ideas that were put forward by medvedev during his tenure as president of russia simply in our you were not acceptable to all in the west. it was just not going to work. i think to finish, we have thehed the point where ukrainian crisis, we will need to take a sharp look again at how we can over time construct a european order, a european security document that is good for us and also ok for russia. ahead, wase jump there a feeling that the west was taking advantage of russia at a time of
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
,rt with the oldced -- with the old ced plan, going back to clinton care, there is a lot of good stuff in the bill. let's build on that and a lot of bad stuff has been taken out, like the class act, more good news you never heard about. it has already been removed by the administration. sot people enjoy hating much. so, give credit where credit is due, and let's add a malpractice case to this bill. republicans are afraid to do that even though we could save tens of billions of dollars because they do not want the stigma of being associated with this bill. >> congressman? >> i could not disagree more. liability reform is something the republican house has been after for years. the missing link in the affordable care act was fixing tr, the liability system, and letting doctors talk to each other. >> where is the burgess bill on malpractice reform? >> i am glad you asked. >> that is not a bill, that is a book. >> you know this because you are a doctor, but here is the you heardl question, from the last panel repeal is not a viable alternative. millions of people have written contracts based on an exi
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May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
line from arizona. caller: in the big picture, i think the trend put all this on hillary clinton. god bless one's a died in benghazi, but the republicans have nothing else to bring to the table. i think it is that important. god bless all the active-duty personnel. god bless america. host: we want to hear from bill joining us from texas. caller: good morning to all the listeners. i want to state that this is a cover upon behalf of hillary clinton and the department of justice's failure to follow through on their investigation. thank you. host: carol makes this point. you can send in your tweet. our next call is jack, joining us this morning from new york. on the independent line. caller: i think it is very important that the american individuals were murdered on the national press doesn't much want to cover. the networks seem to be given surpassed. i think in honor of those people they should be covered and not covered up. host: thank you for your call. the benghazi story is on the websites, but not a hard copy of the washington edition of both of those newspapers. roll call does have
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 3:00am EDT
clinton speak thatsecretary panetta night? >> there was a lot of coordination between the state department and defense about response to this. and of course there's a military chain of command about how assets get deployed and there are military decisions made help.which assets can believe me, again, the committee was getting at was a notion that we at the state department did not do everything we could, including coordinating with our military colleagues about a possible response. notion is just not true. it has been repeatedly batted the senate committee on intelligence, by other committees, bipartisan have held who multiple hearings including the house articled services committee. so i'll appreciate this committee's attempt to continue talking about this issue, really werenotion that they pushing today has been repeatedly proven false. tobut it's not an attempt keep talking about it, they are still talking about it. focusing on how to embassy security and -- >> this retired brigadier general who testified this thisng has not spoken to before, before that committee. which youiewpoint jus
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 1:00am EDT
, it was an attack. >> jones at the state department, and an e-mail that went to others, hillary clinton's chief of staff says she told the libyan ambassador september 12, 12:46 p.m., i told him the group that conducted the attack is affiliated with islamic extremists. would you agree or disagree with that statement? >> yes i would agree. the timing of it, i do not know. the content, yes. >> the scandal that is here, that some choose to ignore, a phony scandal, is the fact that the cia station chief, the military themselves. you have the person sitting front of us, who is the head of intelligence and he is looking at the intelligence. they come to the conclusion that it is austria -- sharia and then you have the state telling libyans. none of them think it is a video. none of them. the military, the cia, the cia station chief, the state department, all of them, the fact that the time, mr. chairman, the facts do not point to a video. that only comes from the white house. what was going on in the room, general? i were people were under attack and people were dying. what is the military doing? >> -
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May 1, 2014 11:00pm EDT
the secretary of state call up stuttgart and say "deploy some assets" or does she -- didn't secretary clinton speak with secretary panetta that night and general dempsey? >> there was a lot of coordination between the state department and the defense department about response to this. and, of course, there's a military chain of command about how assets get deployed and there are military decisions made about which assets make sense and can help to be deployed. believe me, again, what you -- the committee was getting at was a notion that we at the state department did not do everything we could, including coordinating with our military colleagues about a possible response. that notion is just not true. it has been repeatedly batted down by the senate select committee on intelligence, by other committees, bipartisan committees, who have held multiple hearings, including the house armed services committee. so while i appreciate this committee's attempt to continue talking about this issue, really this notion that they were pushing today has been repeatedly proven false. >> well, but it's not an
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May 1, 2014 7:00pm EDT
is affiliated with islamic extremists. this coming from the state department, cheryl mills, secretary clinton posses chief of staff. i live -- i would like to enter this into the record. >> what was the date and time? >> september 12, 2012, hours after the attack. it is what the state department told the libyan government what was happening. "i told the libyan ambassador that the group attacks are affiliated with islamic extremists. those were the facts as the state department knew them. >> without objection, so ordered. copies will be distributed. we now welcome our guest and witnesses. general robert lovell is the former deputy director for intelligence and knowledge development director at the united states african command. and the former deputy command general of the joint task force. and a research fellow at the hoover institution. mr. david ross, phd, is a senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies. mr. frederick is a senior associate for middle east program at the carnegie endowment for international peace. your title is impressive but they're all doctorates. pursuant t
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May 1, 2014 5:00pm EDT
? >> i'm sure we could have done more. >> secretary of hillary clinton whispered, evidently, according to one of the mothers, whispered in the ear said, "it was the video that had done this." is that true? >> absolutely not, sir. >> when did you think it was over? when were our americans in harms way? when were they safe? >> they are still not safe today, sir. >> when did you think the fight was over? >> we are still there. >> that night, though, september 12, while we still had people in benghazi, when was the fight over? >> when the people from benghazi finally made their way back and were extracted back to tripoli. >> your opinion, your vantage point -- they're in libya, was al qaeda on the run? >> no, sir. >> what was going on with al qaeda, september 11, september 12 in the months leading up to that? were they on the run? >> no, sir. there were actually affiliates and islamist extremists our responsible for the perpetration of these attacks. >> were they growing in strength, shrinking and strength? >> my estimation would be that they were growing in strength. in number and in capa
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May 1, 2014 10:00am EDT
a few years ago. president clinton traveled to the airport in rwanda and issued what has come to be known as the clinton apology for failing to do more to stop the violence. later, president george w. bush famously wrote, quote, not on my watch, end quote, in the argin of a report on the rwanda genocide. no president wants an atrocity on their watch. i venture this much is true of president obama, and yet every indication points to the fact that the crisis currently unfolds in south sudan is headed to the way of rwanda. in fact, yesterday the u.n. high commissioner for human rights characterized south sudan as, quote, on the verge of catastrophe, end of quote, but with the stakes as high as they are, the situation is simply not being met with the urgency it demands. it is time for bold action. president obama, who so far has failed, he has failed on this issue, he should immediately dispatch former president george w. bush, who has a great reputation in africa, and former president bill clinton, who also has a good reputation in africa to help negotiate lasting peace and to co
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May 1, 2014 5:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2013] on c-span, former president bill clinton speaks at georgetown university. then, "washington journal." followed by live coverage of the u.s. house. everybody says, how do you think these women came from such a very low rent part? the victorian era is so stratified. rich and the real -- thebaron achievers life and times of these women was in the most buccaneer times, after the civil war. we had rockefeller. the robber barons making a lot of money. i think it was easy for them because they had been running around with low rent con artists , now let's go with the big boys. they were beautiful and they were tough and they were driven. they were driven for power and individualism, but they could have been courtesans, they could have kept in a fine manner if they wanted. they pushed for their and dependence and women's independence. -- independents and women's independence. two little remembered victorian sisters changed the course of american women's rights and american history. sunday on q&a. itself is not unusual. similar streets have popped up in other cities. beau
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May 1, 2014 3:00am EDT
-- what i'm seing from where i'm sitting, what i read, is the lone superpower that bill clinton talked about that america could no longer afford to be, becoming weaker, everybody else is becoming emboldened. i see people flexing their muscles buzz of our weakness and lack of resolve that we have. where do you think this will lead? where do you think russia will end up? will they go into other areas? where there's a large russian-speaking population. do either of you see that? >> we see that there's a risk and the russians have influence in those areas but it is our policy to exact a coast -- a cost from the russians for their behavior that's in violation of international norms. >> and do you feel the sanction this is a we are talking about, that we've done, do you think they'll have any impact on russian's agrecian? >> sir, the purpose of sanctions is to try to influence russian behavior, it's meant to bring it back within international norms. >> how is that working so far? ms. friedt? >> i couldn't -- >> if i may, sir. this could be a long process, sir. >> but again, do we have compli
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May 1, 2014 1:00am EDT
roth. we were so passionate about it, madeleine may remember, that president clinton joked that ato must be offering to move the headquarters to wilmington, delaware -- because -- no, i'm serious. it was -- do you remember that's what he said at the time of the official vote. but you know, all these years later, there are some who look at russia's aggression in ukraine and say -- maybe we should not have extended security guarantees to poland, romania, bulgaria and the baltic states. but i think it shows we had to extend that guarantee, because we reject and continue to reject, have rejected the notion of a sphere of influence built on the backs of the people who deserve freedom -- freedom that we always supported and that we believe is as vital today as it was then. and let's be clear -- the current crisis born in the enlargment of nato and the eu 15 yeras ago has nothing to do with -- 15 years ago has nothing to do with the enlargement of nato. it was born in the kremlin. it was born in putin's mind. t has nothing to do with the fact that we expanded nato. and here's another debat
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Apr 30, 2014 11:00pm EDT
, for which i might say i was made a lot of fun of when i took office. why is bill clinton spending all this time on the farm program? a presidenthat does. but this is really, really important. anduse it affects people, it determines whether your purpose can be advanced. , i just picked three policies. to talk about americorps and student service because this is the 20th anniversary of it, but i think its impact, its return on taxpayer dollars and the number people it mobilizes, the fact that we have had far more people serve -- we had more people serve in americorps in the first five years than in the history of the peace corps. the main thing that frustrated peoplethat until actually needed them, a lot of people didn't know much about the americorps programs. but i decided not to do that. i wanted to talk about three policies today that i discussed in the first talk a year ago. the implementation of our economic strategy in 1993, anchored by the budget. , whichfare reform bill was highly controversial at the time, and remains so, and our efforts to achieve a comprehensive peace in the
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Apr 30, 2014 9:00pm EDT
on facebook and twitter. tonight, former president bill clinton speaks at georgetown university. vice president biden talks about and ukraine. then senator bob corker on ukraine. a house hearing on exporting natural gas to europe. >> on the next "washington ofrnal," the effotrts republicans to have federal lands transferred to state control. and a discussion of the economy and job creation. live at 7 a.m. eastern. share your thoughts on the program by calling in and your comments on facebook and footer. -- twitter. >> there's a lot more trauma and people's lives, a lot more disconnection, a lot more families are broken that should not be broken. i am not talking about the worst terrible means. families that cannot hold because of the stress of life, not holding a job, living in class,rld, that working up-and-down world can put a lot of strain on people, that connection they should have. and even the addictions that are so rampant now because it is so easy to get drugs and alcohol. it was happening for years ago but not like today. -- this is more of the american story than people are
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2014 7:00pm EDT
roth. we were so passionate about it, madeleine may remember, that president clinton joked that nato must be offering to move the headquarters to wilmington, delaware -- because -- no, i'm serious. it was -- do you remember that's what he said at the time of the official vote. but you know, all these years later, there are some who look at russia's aggression in ukraine and say -- maybe we should not have extended security guarantees to poland, romania, bulgaria and the baltic states. but i think it shows we had to extend that guarantee, because we reject and continue to reject, have rejected the notion of a sphere of influence built on the backs of the people who deserve freedom -- freedom that we always supported and that we believe is as vital today as it was then. and let's be clear -- the current crisis born in the enlargment of nato and the eu 15 yeras ago has nothing to do with -- 15 years ago has nothing to do with the enlargement of nato. it was born in the kremlin. it was born in putin's mind. it has nothing to do with the fact that we expanded nato. and here's another deba
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Apr 30, 2014 7:00am EDT
one year as ambassador?" well, i served -- i told secretary clinton when she asked me to do this -- it came out of the blue. office and me to her i thought she wanted another medal on east asia, where i had been working the previous four years. she asked me to go to iraq. i thought about it overnight and i agree to go for one year. have been april 2010, right in the middle of the government formation period. i agree to stay on until the end of august. as for security, one time in july in 2009, my motorcade was and it wasy an ied an unpleasant experience, we have lost a lot of people through the ample vice -- through the improvised explosive devices. i had the pleasure of hosting a rocket that landed in my front yard as i was walking outside the door. i had a couple of experiences. you do not really think about them at the time, but afterwards , you kind of wonder what was i doing there? why was i taking that kind of chance? many people had that experience. host: josh in saint peters, missouri, on our line for independents. caller: good morning. i love c-span. i just wanted t
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Apr 29, 2014 9:00pm EDT
to restore the solvensy of social security in 1983 up to the balanced budgets of the clinton administration. president obama has put the right american in charge. we welcome you before our committee today. i wanted to focus in two areas in this round. first of all, in the housing sector where our secondary market is in a bit of a jam at this point. we know that wall street's terrible mortgage securitization record created the largest transfer of capital from main street to wall street in our history. african-americans lost all their accumulated equity since world war ii. hispanic americans similarly, working class people across this country. i represent communities terribly impacted by the securitization meltdown. my question is, what is treasury doing to perhaps working with the justice department to recoup some of those assets for these hard-working americans in communities that have been so devastated? and have you considered, in addition to bringing back -- by the way, those banks are doing very well, the major ones that were a part of this. everybody seems to be fine up there. but have
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Apr 29, 2014 7:00pm EDT
, is the lone superpower that bill clinton talked about that america could no longer afford to be, becoming weaker, everybody else is becoming emboldened. i see people flexing their muscles buzz of our weakness and lack of resolve that we have. where do you think this will lead? where do you think russia will end up? will they go into other areas? where there's a large russian-speaking population. do either of you see that? >> we see that there's a risk and the russians have influence in those areas but it is our policy to exact a coast -- a cost from the russians for their behavior that's in violation of international norms. >> and do you feel the sanction this is a we are talking about, that we've done, do you think they'll have any impact on russian's agrecian? purpose of sanctions is to try to influence russian behavior, it's meant to bring it back within international norms. >> how is that working so far? s. friedt? >> i couldn't -- >> if i may, sir. this could be a long process, sir. >> but again, do we have compliance with other nations? are they putting strong sanctions in place too
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Apr 29, 2014 4:00pm EDT
.w. bush, george w. bush, supported the mission of the ex-im bank, as did bill clinton. all these presidents were staunch supporters of capitalism and the ex-im bank. listen to what president reagan said when he signed re-authorization, a bill that was re-authorized almost unanimously in 1986. quote, this sends an important signal to both our exporting community and foreign suppliers, that american exporters will continue to be able to compete vigorously for business throughout the world. perhaps an even more conservative voice, former vice president cheney said, in 1997, some of my fellow conservatives on the hill may have a philosophical problem about the fact that the bank -- with the -- problem with the fact that the bank is a government agency. but if they consider the success of its lending programs, it would be difficult for them to object on budgetary grounds. for every $1 put into the ex-im, there's been a $20 return to the u.s. economy. and further, again, same speech, vice president cheney, ex-im bank is remarkably effective at helping create jobs, opportunities f
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Apr 29, 2014 4:30am EDT
on u.s. policy in the region. he served under secretary of state clinton as deputy assistant secretary of state, where she was central to organizing the u.s. government's response to the arab spring's. she is the author of -- and editor of "how israelis and palestinians negotiate, a cross troll analysis of the peace process." robert is the director of -- at the washington institute. an expert on arab and islamic apologists as well as u.s. middle east policy, he has written and spoken widely on the arab israeli peace process, and the need to revamp u.s. public diplomacy in the middle east. he is the author and editor of numerous books, including the battle of ideas on the war on terror. elliott abrams, senior federal for middle eastern studies -- senior fellow for middle eastern studies. he held several important positions, including deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser where he supervised u.s. policy in the middle east. he was also an assistant secretary of state in the reagan administration and was the author of four books, including undue process, se
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Apr 29, 2014 2:30am EDT
in another state, chelsea clinton is doing an event and tells people that she is pregnant. and then people are buzzing, what does this mean for 2016? probably nothing, but it means that people are already looking ahead. that is a problem exercising power abroad. it is a challenge that he needs to look at ahead. guest: it is a challenge being named a lame duck, so early in the second term, but the truth is he has not been able to get much done in congress. if power shifts to republicans in the senate, he does not have that one chamber to wooster his priorities, so it will be very interesting, as we said before, to see how the white house works y completelyiall control republican congress. i read earlier that he may start to worry too much and give away the store, the issues that they care about. hard to predict at this point, but definitely tricky for the white house, in that they still have two and a half years of governing and they are not able to get much of his agenda done. guest: and the republicans know this. if you have watched the nba playoffs, the team that is ahead and takes the b
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Apr 29, 2014 12:20am EDT
of the savon center for mideast policy at the brookings institution served under secretary of state clinton as deputy assistant secretary of state for near east where she was central to organizing the u.s. government's response to the arab spring. freedom isauthor of on the march, and editor of how palestinians -- and palestinians negotiate very robert sattler is executive director of the washington holds theand also howard p burke or chair in u.s.-middle east policy. an expert on arab and islamic politics as well as u.s. middle has policy, dr. sattler written and spoken widely on the , and the needeace to revamp u.s. public diplomacy in the middle east. he is the author and editor of numerous books and monographs, including the battle of ideas in the war on terror, essays on u.s. public diplomacy in the middle east. fellow abrams, senior for middle eastern studies served in the george w. bush white house in several important deputyns, including national security advisor. he supervised u.s. policy in the middle east. he was also an assistant secretary of state in the reagan administration a
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Apr 28, 2014 11:00pm EDT
as secretary of the department of agriculture in the clinton administration and 18 years in congress, but most importantly he was the former director of the institute of policy. he had my job. golden served as director of the office of management and budget. andy card also was chief of staff in bw bush administration -- in the george w. bush administration including the beginning of 9/11. senate majority leader trent lott is the cochair on the committee for political reform. he was a senator for many terms from the state of mississippi. -- jovernor johnson a new hn sununu. staff for president clinton was supposed to be here but he is ill and cannot join us. he full bios are in your program. you can google them and see this. we want to invite everyone online to join in this conversation. if you are physically here, we have a card where you can write a question and there will be people going around in the audience and will grab a question. we'll hopefully get to one or two coup of those. we will certainly get to one. you can also send an e-mail or tweet. the twitter handle is @bpc_bipartisan. eu
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Apr 28, 2014 9:00pm EDT
to be washed. and unfortunately under our previous secretary of state, hillary clinton, she gave, in my opinion unwisely, the reset button to the former soviet -- to the former russian government and apparently didn't think that they'd push the button. they did. they pushed the reset button. and they pushed it in a way that has the soviet union looking at the united states and making the calculation that the united states is now a weak power, that we have weakened rselves and therefore now is russia's opportune time to seek to influence and pull back into the fold former soviet block nations. as we've learned from history, .hen a mad man speaks, listen mad men spoke in the form of lenin and stalin and tens of millions of people were enslaved in misery for decades. the same happened under adolf hitler, with a mad man who spoke and he murdered six million jewish people. that's why we have today the holocaust remembrance day. we need to pay attention today to the thugs and rulers that are making their mad statements. they're doing it again. and that's why again, why did the obama administration de
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Apr 28, 2014 2:00pm EDT
.s. policy in the region. he served under secretary of state clinton as deputy assistant secretary of state, where she was central to organizing the u.s. government's response to the arab spring's. of -- the author of "how israelis and crossinians negotiate, a troll analysis of the peace process." director of -- at the washington institute. an expert on arab and islamic apologists as well as u.s. middle east policy, he has written and spoken widely on the arab israeli peace process, and the need to revamp u.s. public diplomacy in the middle east. he is the author and editor of therous books, including battle of ideas on the war on terror. abrams, senior federal for middle eastern studies -- senior fellow for middle eastern studies. he held several important positions, including deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser where he supervised u.s. policy in the middle east. also an assistant secretary of state in the reagan administration and was the author of four books, including undue process, security and the bush, and administration and the israeli-palestinian
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Apr 28, 2014 10:00am EDT
and covered president clinton, congress, president bush. i had never really at all thought about serving inside of an administration. certainly not as a job. but as you will find, life happens and serendipity occurs. and shortly after the election in 2008, the day after, a close friend of mine who had been working on the foreign policy deal under clinton and had been working on senate foreign relations committee as a top staffer, democratic staffer, working for senator joe biden. the summer of 2008, biden is picked, they win. i am congratulating my friend the next day. that was the first time the idea was put to me about coming in. at the time i thought perhaps it would be kind of exciting and maybe something in the foreign-policy arena, but it quickly became an opportunity to be the vice president's communications director, which was obviously a huge change for me. but a fantastic opportunity and a great, great decision in part because i woke up every morning for probably six months wondering if i knew what i was doing, was cut out for the job. i think what you think as a reporter cover
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Apr 28, 2014 7:00am EDT
-- are not affecting president clinton's behavior enough. last week the redline was demobilizing the troops that are on the border that aren't are intimidating people inside the eastern ukraine. now it is just him not going in. advocating, as many people have, carl levin was there a day after me, a democrat, as you know, was also advocating that we begin hitting a breeze within russia to further destabilize the economy. their goal, russia's goal, inside the ukraine, is to destabilize the country and delegitimize elections that taking place on may 25. over time, he can achieve his goals without actually sending troops in. he has little green men, black , fomenting inside ukraine. people are not yet with putin. it is amazing. the only information that people are getting is from russia. it is only russian speaking news that is occurring. over time, continuing to do it is doing, he can do without actually sending people in. again, i think we need to put sectoral sanctions in place. i think we need to move those troops away from the border am a change behavior, and i am very concerned that as we
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Apr 27, 2014 4:10pm EDT
and joan, when we worked on the legislation to create the motor carrier safety administration, the clinton administration had a goal of reducing motor carrier crashes by 50% in a decade. that did not happen. we have not really driven down the accident numbers, the taliban numbers. in the past couple of years the fatality numbers have been rising. that is very disappointing. we created and the administration to crack down on this. faster the ntsb issued a report where we investigated for accidents. where we found the motor carrier safety administration or their surrogates and the state had visited carriers in the months before an accident, but yet the carrier had a fatal accident and were put out of service. one of the trucking companies had been visited the week before the crash and had been given a satisfactory rating but the week after a crash they were given unsatisfactory and put out of service. we have to get the port operators -- port operators before the crashes and after -- not after. they are doing better connect and the data but they have to act on the data and put people out of
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Apr 27, 2014 11:10am EDT
the second woman appointed to the u.s. supreme court when she was named in 1993 by president clinton. prior to her appointment she spent 13 years serving as a federal appeals court judge for the district of columbia. following a distinguished teaching career at rutgers university where she cofounded the first law journal in this country to focus exclusively on women's rights and at columbia university. as general counsel of the american civil liberties union she argued landmark cases before the supreme court on gender discrimination. she was described in a profile by the new yorker magazine as the supreme court's most accomplished litigator. she was born in brooklyn, new york. and as a measure of how far women in the law have come when she graduated from law school in 1959 at the top of her class she did not receive a single job offer. justice ruth bader ginsberg. [applause] i want to start by talking where you grew up and how you grew up. it is clear by talking to you and reading about what you have written and said in the past that that shaped you. start with you, justice ginsberg. brookl
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Apr 27, 2014 7:00am EDT
, and i think when i look at disrespect that was put up to george w. bush and to bill clinton and hillary clinton back in the 1990's, who were accused of every contained of thing, including kidnap, murder drug smuggling, all these kind of things, and the whole birther narrative doesn't sound like that much that's new in politics. but i think getting back to the affordable care act, all along even during the heated a.c.a. debate the public dent like obamacare, which is a republican term, but they liked the features that obamacare the a.c.a. offered, and that's still true. you're seeing a republican now talk about mend it, don't end it or let's repair, it not repeal, that there are things like -- well covering preexisting conditions and other features that the affordable care act offers that we didn't have before. there's a lot of positives that the a.c.a. can be sold, but that's what i was referring to earlier when i said that the democratic strategy is to not so much push obama as to push the care just that's where the real vote-getter
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Apr 26, 2014 8:00pm EDT
reporting careered forward. in thecame to washington mid 90's and covered president clinton, congress, president bush. i had never really at all thought about serving inside of an administration. certainly not as a job. but as you will find, life happens and serendipity occurs. and shortly after the election in 2008, the day after, a close friend of mine who had been working on the foreign policy deal under clinton and had been working on senate foreign relations committee as a top staffer, democratic staffer, working for senator joe biden. n issummer of 2008, bide picked, they win. i am congratulating my friend the next day. that was the first time the idea was put to me about coming in. at the time i thought perhaps it would be kind of exciting and maybe something in the foreign-policy arena, but it quickly became an opportunity to be the vice president's communications director, which was obviously a huge change for me. but a fantastic opportunity and a great, great decision in part because i woke up every morning for probably six months wondering if i knew what i was doing, was cu
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Apr 26, 2014 4:35pm EDT
the clinton administration. theshe later served on california state public utility commission. and also served with comsat. she is now a principal and strategic counseling, rochelle chong. i would like to get some of that counseling. servedichael copps, who for over a decade at the fcc. one of the longer terms as a democratic member and also an acting chairman during a very important period. he served during the george w. bush and obama administrations. mike is now a special adviser to common cause and sits on the boards of free press and public knowledge. next is susan, who is a democratic fcc appointment, appointee during the clinton administration. she now is a senior fellow at the sais center -- >> pronounced "sice." >> good. and a founder of susan ness strategies, a member of the board of directors of the inept company. -- the gannett company. >> next is henry rivera. he was a democratic commissioner serving in a republican administration, that of ronald reagan. henry hasing the fcc practice communication law. and currently, i'm produce a, with our firm, where he serves as a partner. for
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